About Dr. Michael Boeckh

Dr. Michael Boeckh


  • Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Professor, Clinical Research Division - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Head, Infectious Disease Sciences Program - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Professor, Medicine - University of Washington
  • Attending Physician and Head, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Current Studies


  • Freie Universitat Berlin, 1988, PhD (Medicine)
  • Freie Universitat Berlin, 1985, MD

Research Interests

  • Cytomegalovirus: immune reconstitution, virus-host interactions, diagnostic, mechanisms of primary CMV infection via blood and stem cell products, impact in immunocompetent subjects with respiratory failure, prevention in transplant recipients
  • Respiratory virus infections in immunocompromised hosts: biomarkers, molecular diagnostics, disease associations, pathogenesis, immune response, treatment, prevention
  • Genetic basis of infection complications in transplant recipients: whole genome studies and gene expression studies
  • Infections in the immunocompromised host: disease manifestations, risk factors, and outcome studies
  • Pathogenesis of infectious and non-infectious complications in immunocompromised hosts

Clinical Expertise

  • Infections in the immunocompromised host, especially diagnosis, prevention and treatment of CMV, VZV, HHV6, BK virus, adenovirus, and respiratory virus infections

Teaching/Mentoring Interests

  • Infections in the immunocompromised host: biomarker, outcome research
  • Genetic basis of infectious complications

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